Broadhurst, W L 1958-03-06

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In this taped speech, which was delivered to the History Roundtable in Lubbock, W. L. Broadhurst discusses the development of irrigation on the South Plains. Early windmills and wells are located and named. The necessity of present underground irrigation ditches is brought forth, and mention is made of the fate awaiting Lubbock if conservation means are not taken.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: W. L. Broadhurst

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Date: March 6, 1958

Location: Delivered to History Roundtable

Interviewer: History Roundtable

Length: 45 minutes


Abstract

Tape 1, Side 1: History of irrigation (34), Irrigation systems of Texas (79), Staked Plaines described (91), T. W. Morrison mentioned (109), Windmill systems (118), Dr. C. L. Baker mentioned (122), Discussion of Llano Estacado (143), The number of windmills (164), Colonel Smyer, Captain Holbrook, and Mr. McDonald mentioned (169), First irrigation well in Plainview, 1910 (198), Modern plans for irrigation (216), Water carnival in Plainview (230), Dr. Frederick Pearson mentioned (239), First tractors used for farming (264), C. V. Tyce mentioned (278), Census of irrigation wells in 1934 (278)

Tape 1, Side 2: Water ownership bills discussed (318), Individual rights to water for farmers (339), Broadhurst's definition of conservation (371), Census of irrigation wells today (382), Experimental data on irrigation water (394), Underground irrigation mentioned (405), High Plains of Texas compared to wasted land in Yucatan (445)

Range Dates: 1910-1958

Bulk Dates: 1910-1958


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